It's hard to begin when summing up such an adventure. It felt like we were gone for at least a month instead of a couple weeks, which doesn't help when trying to think back and construct a coherent account of our time abroad. Also, while I took about a bazillion pictures, I'll only post a few so this post doesn't become a novel.
|Our first bit of real food in 12 hours - thank you Amsterdam airport!|
Then it was off to Frankfurt, where Nathan (Matthew's brother) met us at the airport and showed us around his town. Frankfurt was full of good food, conversations, and sights with Nathan and a single truly terrifying drive on the Autobahn.
It was then on to Leipzig, via the fabulous train. I cannot recommend the EuroPass more - we loved it! We got a super saver pass that included first class, which was definitely worth it. The German trains were very efficient, comfortable and clean and we met some interesting people along the way.
There we stayed right in the heart of the old town right across from the Nikolaikirche (one of Bach's home churches) and loved the central location. We were able to walk everywhere and stumbled upon some great little shops, coffee houses and bookstores. It was amazing to watch Matthew put to use all of his German speaking skills - I'm not sure what I would have done without him! He translated everything from street signs to menus and helped us find our way by striking up conversations with locals all over the place. I was so proud of him!
|Matthew's happy place.|
After two days in Leipzig we said goodbye to Nathan and boarded our beloved train to Prague.
The journey continues...more to come!